HBO Set to Show Bishop Gene's Obama P...

HBO Set to Show Bishop Gene's Obama Prayer - over & over & over again

There are 7 comments on the story from Jan 19, 2009, titled HBO Set to Show Bishop Gene's Obama Prayer - over & over & over again. In it, reports that:

Word is that HBO is editing their broadcast so that all of their Encore Performances include the prayer of openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

You can catch it on HBO tomorrow, (Tuesday, inauguration day) at 1 PM and 9:30 PM. As of tomorrow, it will also be on their webcast which you can watch any time.

The marvelous thing is that Bishop Gene's prayer will probably be better known now than the one Rick Warren will say tomorrow!

And if you watch all of the concert, you'll see Pete Seeger, an icon of the American folk and progressive movement, leading a sing-a-long of Woody Guthrie's This Land Is Your Land that includes the president elect of the United States.

Not to mention U2 singing In The Name of Love on the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his I Have A Dream speech so many years ago.

It is enough to leave me speechless. Almost.

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Since: Feb 08


#1 Jan 20, 2009
Thanks, HBO.
And BIG HUGS for Pete Seeger! The guy's 89 years old, and still performing. Chalk it up to clean living, organic gardening, and folk songs that never get old!
Oh yeah, and Go Obama.:-)

Since: Nov 08

Roanoke, VA

#2 Jan 20, 2009
Hmmm but HBO blamed the Inauguration team for the decision to leave out Robinson. At any rate the important thing is the program will be complete now. Still suspicious of HBO and not yet renewing my subscription. Kind of feelin''back doored'. But hey back door or not, we ARE there! Ha

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#3 Jan 20, 2009
It's still not posted on the the HBO website as of 10:25 am est.

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jan 20, 2009
Tuesday, Inauguration day, on HBO - no sign of any repeat performances on schedule for today, no indication whatsoever that the Gene Robinson invocation will ever see the light of day. Yes, We Are One, was an inspirational performance, but come on, Thomas Jackson, get your facts "straight" and name your sources!

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Jan 20, 2009
Christianity Today Magazine posted it on You Tube
Jesus is a Liberal

Tampa, FL

#6 Jan 20, 2009
I just watched it here:

Bravo, HBO!

Did you know Obama's church, UCC, was the first to ordain gay ministers?

“Marriage=Love+Co mmitment.....”

Since: Oct 07

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#7 Jan 21, 2009
Sounds like he got a bigger cheer than Warren did!

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